Yesterday we shopped at the market outside our hotel after breakfast. We got a taxi to the Volendam around noon. After the boarding was over, we had lunch and found our room. Ray took a tour of the ship and I looked around, too. We had a welcome party at 5pm and sailed at 6:30pm. Watched Sydney sights and then got dressed for dinner at 8pm. Afterward we saw a live show and bummed around for awhile. I was feeling a bit rocky because it was choppy for a bit. Okay this morning. We've been at sea today. Lots of food. Invited to the captain's brunch at 11am, held for anyone who has sailed with Holland America before. Had dinner at the Pinnacle Restaurant (finer dining) because it is Valentine's Day. After dinner, we did a pub quiz in the Crow's Nest and then saw the show again. In between we met the captain and crew. Champagne three times today and more food than we should eat in a week. Back to Melbourne tomorrow to pick up more passengers and we are going to do another tour.